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Heather Burnley

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Sculptor Heather Burnley
Heather Burnley

About Heather Burnley

Heather Burnley whose skill in the human form and portraiture pervades all her work in bronze, terracotta and bronze resin learnt her artistry when she studied extensively at the Bath Academy, the Accademia delle Belle Arti in Florence and Park Walk, Chelsea. A sculptural group of hers in bronze, relating to a former Abbot of Glastonbury Abbey, can be seen in the courtyard of the Abbey Museum.

Exhibition History of Heather Burnley

Frequently exhibits in the Society of Women Artists

Biography / CV of Heather Burnley

Heather studied at Bath Academy of Art, where she specialised in painting and fabric-printing. She obtained a Certificate in Education in Art and Drama.

She subsequently taught Art and Craft for 6 years and afterwards she went to Florence in Italy and studied for a year at the Accademia dele Belle Arti. Whilst in Florence, she was able to acquaint herself with the wealth of Italian art treasures to be found here and in other Italian cities.

After returning to the United Kingdom she embarked on an Open University course with a bias towards Renaissance Art, and Architecture. She joined the Free Painters and Sculptors with whom she has exhibited regularly.

In 1990, she started to study Sculpture at Park Walk, Chelsea and this became her preferred art form. She studied here for 7 years, until she moved to North Wales where she was able to have a larger studio. Easch year since 1992, she has also participated in week-long Summer Sculpture courses run by Sukey Erland in Pilton, Somerset. During this period, she became a member of the Society of Women Artists and have frequently exhibited sculpture with them at their annual exhibitions.

Awards and Prizes of Heather Burnley

Heather is a member of the Society of Women Artists and the Chelsea Art Society.

Acquisitions / Collections of work by Heather Burnley

She has a bronze sculptural group on permanent display at Galstonbury Abbey

Qualifications / Education of Heather Burnley

Bath Academy of Art at Corsham
Accademia delle Belle Arti, Florence
Park Walk, Chelsea (Stuart Williamson)

Teaching Experience

Taught Art at various secondary schools.

Price Range of Work

Heather Burnley's work has a price range of around £3,500

Mediums utilised

Heather Burnley's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Heather Burnley's work is found in the following categories on site:
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures
Nudes, Female Sculptures
Human Figurative Sculptures
Portrait Sculptures / Commission or Bespoke or Customised Sculptures
Females Women Girls Ladies Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines

ArtParkS Sculpture Park Yearly exhibitions

Heather Burnley's work has been exhibited at the following yearly exhibitions held at the ArtParkS sculpture park:
2008 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2007 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
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